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Russia calls British PM’s allegations over poisoning ‘insane’

MOSCOW (Web Desk) A Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman on Thursday described allegations by British Prime Minister Theresa May that Russia was to blame for the nerve agent poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal as insane.The spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, also said Moscow was still working on retaliatory measures against Britain for …

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Moscow: NATO planning to create ‘military Schengen’ near Russia

MOSCOW (Web Desk) A senior Russian military official says NATO has a new priority of creating a “military Schengen” to enable the rapid deployment of military forces and hardware near Russian borders.The new priority of the military-political leadership of NATO is the improvement of the logistics and transport infrastructure within …

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Russian military to respond if US strikes Syria: Senior general

MOSCOW (Web Desk) A top Russian general says his country will respond to a US strike on Syria, targeting any missiles and launchers involved in such an attack, if the lives of Russian servicemen are threatened.There are many Russian advisers, representatives of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides …

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Iran, India favor enhanced relations

MOSCOW (Web Desk) During the meeting held at Iran’s Embassy in Yerevan at the request of Indian Ambassador Yogeshwar Sangwan, both sides discussed Iran-India-Armenian trilateral cooperation.Iran’s Ambassador to Armenia Seyyed Kazem Sajjadi welcomed Tehran-New Delhi cooperation in various economic, educational and political fields within the framework of regional collaboration.Sangwan, for …

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UK sends troops to city where Russian spy poisoned with nerve agent

LONDON (Web Desk) Britain is sending 100 military service personnel with expertise in dealing with chemicals to the city where a Russian double agent was poisoned with a nerve agent, police and the defence ministry said on Friday. The military will remove vehicles and objects from Salisbury in southern England …

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Iran, Russia sign final document of joint economic commission

MOSCOW (Web Desk) The document contains a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation between the Russian energy ministry and Iranian petroleum ministry regarding Iran-India-Pakistan gas pipeline, one on joint geological cooperation, one on financing and investing in Iranian mine and industry sector and one on conduction of joint research and …

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Russia: Ready to Help Britain Investigate Former Spy’s Illness

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russia said Tuesday it has not been contacted, but stands ready to cooperate with British authorities investigating the case of a former Russian spy who was hospitalized in critical condition after being exposed to an unknown substance.British media have identified the man as Sergei Skripal, who was …

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Russia cancels strategic talks with ‘unfriendly’ US: envoy

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russia has called off strategic talks with the US set for this month after a Washington delegation snubbed a meeting on cybersecurity, Moscow’s ambassador to the US told TASS news agency Friday.Anatoly Antonov said Washington’s last-minute pullout from talks in Geneva at the end of February was …

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Russia’s Putin vows to halve poverty in pre-election speech

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he intends to halve poverty in the country within the next six years, in his annual state of the nation address in Moscow.The speech is the last before an election he is expected to win in 17 days’ time.Mr Putin is …

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